Craniosynostosis Surgery and Three-Dimensional Printing Technology

Keywords: Craniosynostosis, 3DPrinting, Surgery


Craniosynostosis is the closure of one or more of the skull sutures before the normal process. The main complications of craniosynostosis surgery reported throughout history; excessive blood loss and transfusion-related reactions, long hospital stay times, length of surgery and perioperative causes of infections, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, dural sinus injuries and calvarial bone deformities as a result of clinical findings since ancient times, although modern surgical treatment methods was carried out in the last century.

One of the popular innovations of our day, 3D printers are used more and more in medicine as in every field of life. Thanks to these printers, the symmetrical structure is preserved and a better appearance is obtained from the cosmetic perspective (6). In terms of usage, there are no significant differences between them. The surgeon's decision on the type of material to be used during surgery and which one is appropriate is important. Using these new generation printers with complex computer programs and production techniques and production techniques, it is possible to reproduce various types of tissue with different texture processing properties.

How to Cite
İlker Cingöz and S. Kavuncu, “Craniosynostosis Surgery and Three-Dimensional Printing Technology”, js, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-4, Sep. 2019.